|We must emulate Maathai´s
green deeds: Kenyan envoy|
|AS the world continues to mourn
the death of Nobel Laureate for Peace
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Ambassador
to Qatar HE Galma Mukhe
Boru advised the people to follow
her example and learn from her life.
Professor Maathai, who passed
away on September 25, was the first
African woman to be awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her
contribution to sustainable development,
democracy and peace...
|Mad Hatter´s Tea Party|
|CURIOSER and curioser, as
Alice said in her adventures in
Wonderland. The longer the
crisis in the eurozone has gone
on, the more it has come to
resemble something penned by Lewis
Here are just a few of the surreal
aspects of the current state of affairs.
The answer to a lack of growth in struggling
countries such as Greece is austerity
of such ferocity that recessions deepen.
The solution to a...
|THE dire state of the world
economy reflects destructive
actions on the part of many
players. Still, the fact that so
many have behaved badly
shouldn´t stop us from holding individual
bad actors to account.
And that´s what Senate leaders
will be doing this week, as they take
up legislation that would threaten
sanctions against China and other
Respectable opinion is aghast.
But respectable opinion has...
Perry’s popularity plummets, Cain’s climbs
AFP WASHINGTON TEXAS Governor Rick Perry’s popularity has plummeted following some weak debate showings as former pizza company executive Herman Cain has risen to tie him, a new poll showed on Tuesday. The Washington Post/ABC News poll of 2012 Republican White House candidates showed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in the lead, with 25 percent support for a second straight month.
Perry meanwhile dropped 13 points and Cain rose 12 points since early September to tie at 16 percent.
Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, won an upset victory in last month’s Florida straw poll, a key test vote. Congressman Ron Paul, a small-government champion opposed to military interventions and foreign aid, came in fourth with 11 percent, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and congresswoman Michele Bachmann tied at seven. Perry’s slide has prompted calls for popular New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to enter the race, but the poll showed limited support for both him and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
If the two are included in the lineup, Christie would win 10 percent and Palin would win nine percent. Just 42 percent of Republicans support Christie entering the race, and only 31 percent think Palin should jump in. Critics have panned Perry’s performance in recent debates, and the poll found that his policy of providing in-state college tuition to the children of illegal immigrants is widely unpopular among Republicans.
Two-thirds of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who backs such a policy, and eight in 10 supporters of the ultraconservative Tea Party movement oppose it.
Despite Republicans’ lukewarm and ever-shifting support for the various candidates, 80 percent said they expect their eventual candidate to deny President Barack Obama a second term in office. The Democratic president is seen as increasingly vulnerable because of the country’s sputtering economic recovery and stubbornly high unemployment.
The telephone poll was conducted from September 29 to October 2 among a national sampling of 397 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, with a margin of error of six percent.